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Jazz Jam

SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2024

9:00pm – Midnight • West Club at EverBank Stadium • 1 Tiaa Bank Field Dr, Jacksonville, FL

The Jazz Jam will return to the Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Saturday, May 24, 2024! It is one of the most popular specialty sets of the festival being an improvisational open “jam” session. In the true tradition that led to the birth of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, fans enjoy watching the exciting mix of musicians performing together. Jam session participants have included Horace Silver, Diana Krall, Russell Malone, Dave Valentine, Roy Hargrove, Rodney Whitaker, Brad Mehldau, Delfeayo Marsalis, the Poncho Sanchez group, the Airmen of Note band members, Shelly Burg, Danny Gottlieb, Linda Cole, Piano Competition winners and contestants, regional pros, collegiate jazz students from UNF, JU and FSCJ, jazz students from Douglas Anderson and LaVilla School of the Arts.

PRESENTED BY

HOST BAND

This year’s host band will be the The John Lumpkin Trio featuring Andrae Murchison.

John Lumpkin II is a producer, arranger, and artists through the Jazz and Gospel scene. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from UNF in Jazz Studies and Master’s degree from FSU and has served as an instructor at UNF and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. John is the founder of the Jazz Discovery Series, The John Lumpkin Institute, and The Covenant that extends to the community based in Jacksonville, FL.

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INSTRUMENTALISTS AND VOCALISTS WISHING TO PERFORM AT THE JAM SESSION

The gear provided includes a keyboard, electric bass and amp, drums, guitar amp and a full P/A. Just bring your guitar, horn, or voice, sign up to perform a jazz standard or a Blues, and join in on the fun! Audience members are encouraged to come early for a good seat.